Guided tour

Cape Town: Half Day Township Small Group Tour

4.7 / 5

3 reviews

Activity provider: Beyond Africa Safaris

Cape Town: Half Day Township Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Beyond Africa Safaris

From US$ 87.83 per person

Meet and greet the locals on our Cape Town private Township tour and learn more about the culture and heritage of this vibrant nation. Dine with them and enjoy a traditional South African meal.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Pickup at your hotel in and around Cape Town. Please wait at the hotel lobby/concierge desk.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Embark on a small group tour of a real South African Township
  • Meet and greet the locals while dining with them and tasting their traditional meals
  • Experience South Africa like never before whilst learning about the history and heritage of this colourful nation
Full description
Guests will be picked up at their accommodation in Cape Town by a qualified tour guide/driver at 9 a.m. and drive for approximately 20 minutes to one of the city's oldest townships known to the locals as Langa (meaning ‘Sun’ in Xhosa). The township is named after a very respected chief Langalibalele, who was a renowned rainmaker who spent time in jail on Robben Island in 1873. Upon your arrival in this township, your driver will introduce you to the local site tour guide. The site guide will accompany you on a short walking tour (0.5 miles or less than a kilometer), affording opportunities to interact with locals.  The walking portion will start at Gugasthebe, where various non-profit organizations teach skills to the local youth. You will visit what used to be a detention center during apartheid, before proceeding to the local shebeen or tavern. Here you will learn how the local beer, Umqombothi, is brewed, and enjoy a beer tasting with locals. This will be followed by a visit to the municipal beer hall. Thereafter, you will visit the township's entrepreneurial business women who prepare barbecue (braai) meat on the streets of Langa, old and new hostels to see the transformations done by the government in order to better residents' living conditions, an area crèche, and a newer housing development. In Langa market, you will spend a few minutes with a traditional doctor, or Sangoma (optional). The walking township tour will end at the public library.  Then take a drive to Mzansi African Restaurant and taste traditional African cuisine (at your own expense). At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel at approximately 14:00pm.
  • Shared tour guide/driver
  • Shared vehicle with fuel
  • Township site tour guiding fees
  • Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation in and around Cape Town
  • Meals, drinks and gratuities (optional)
  • Any item not mentioned in our inclusions

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 3 reviews

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Super !!

We were picked up punctually by a very nice driver who showed us all kinds of other beautiful places in Cape Town after the township tour. That man gets a big 10 from me

November 17, 2018

Good for your own awareness !!

August 4, 2019

A dream! Being able to experience African continuity for half a day. Being able to learn about the history of the village and play with the children! It was really fascinating to be able to enter their homes and discover the most hidden corners. Thanks to Thomas our guide

September 16, 2022

Product ID: 123338